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American priest tried to bribe Russian official

July 10 2007

In Sakhalin Oblast police detained a representative of the American Christian Church of Grace "- for trying to bribe an officer Migration Service of Russia.

As described in the regional prosecutor's office, a citizen of the United States Park Hyo Sun and his translator, a citizen of the Russian Federation, Kim Sung AH, for the termination of administrative proceedings against Chinese citizens working illegally in the construction of a church Grace Church authorities offered 300 thousand rubles. The prosecutor's office stressed that the missionary and interpreter, also wanted a representative of the FMS for a bribe "and continue to leave unattended migration law violations by foreign workers."

Takers were detained in the office of the chief immigration controls immediately after the transfer of bribes an official and shall remain in temporary detention, "the prosecutor added.

The criminal case was filed under Part 2 of Article 291 of the Criminal Code (official bribery for the commission of deliberately wrongful act or omission), which provides for a penalty of up to 500 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to eight years. The prosecutors also said that the U.S. Consulate made aware of the detention of foreign citizens, as RIA Novosti reports.

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